Victoria Ivanova. Two helicopter type " Mistral ", built for the Russian Federation, but resold by France to Egypt, arrives in new home port in Egypt in the summer of 2016, said Last news in the organization DCNS shipbuilding, engaged in their construction.
"Two ships" Mistral " will arrive in home port in Egypt in the summer of 2016. Soon we plan to begin training sailors in the first half of 2016, " said Fins news authorized organization DCNS.
a contract for production and delivery of 2- "Mistral" cost 1, 2 billion Euro was concluded between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November 2014, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia. In early August, Moscow and Paris terminated the contract for the construction and supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ".
at the end of September it was announced that the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande reached an agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sale of Egypt 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter carrier. The contract for the manufacture and delivery of vessels was signed in Cairo on the first day weekend, October 10, in the presence of al-Sisi and Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls.